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Author Topic: The Cricket Thread 2017  (Read 103309 times)

Offline Rotterdam

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #225 on: May 21, 2017, 04:18:03 PM »
This is the first year I've really followed the IPL and it's been ace.
The final on SKY now.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #226 on: May 21, 2017, 05:45:17 PM »
This is the first year I've really followed the IPL and it's been ace.
The final on SKY now.

Last year I watched it passively, as my wife became inexplicably hooked during her illness. This year, I've watched actively due to the English players and supported KKR for Chris Woakes (bowled well, hardly batted), though following RPS was fun dipped to Stokes batting/bowling/catching exploits.

Final's turning into a bit of a damp squib though.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #227 on: May 21, 2017, 07:05:02 PM »
More excitingly, 11 off 6 balls for RPS.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #228 on: May 21, 2017, 07:11:22 PM »
7 off 3 Johnson (spit) on a hat trick.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #229 on: May 21, 2017, 07:16:41 PM »
Mumbai by one run. Good stuff.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #230 on: May 21, 2017, 09:04:33 PM »
Scotland beat Sri Lanka. Doesn't count as an ODI as stadium doesn't have international status, but impressive nonetheless.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #231 on: May 21, 2017, 09:43:44 PM »
That's very good. Was it Sri Lankan first XI or near enough first XI? Either case impressive.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #232 on: May 21, 2017, 10:07:20 PM »
Pretty much, I think. It's a warm up for the Champions Trophy so they'd all have been players who are at least under consideration for a starting spot.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #233 on: May 24, 2017, 01:24:59 PM »
Should be a good game today, England back to full strength now the IPL players have returned against a SA side with world class players.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #234 on: May 24, 2017, 01:42:58 PM »
Should be a good game today, England back to full strength now the IPL players have returned against a SA side with world class players.

This will be a good test for us and should let us gauge what chances we have in the Champions Trophy.

Saffers won the toss and have put us in.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #235 on: May 24, 2017, 01:54:21 PM »
So this is the 11 I'd go with (although as I said Buttler and Bairstow is a coin toss) and I hope they show why this is the right balance for us.  I love us having 6 genuine frontline bowlers and Root in reserve, that's the real advantage to having so many genuine all rounders.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #236 on: May 24, 2017, 02:06:39 PM »
England playing today? Shiiiiiit - missed that. Well i haven't but I would've.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #237 on: May 24, 2017, 02:37:03 PM »
After losing Jason Roy cheaply England progressing quite nicely at 47/1 off 7

Incidentally is anyone interested in 1 ticket for Friday 2nd June at Edgbaston for New Zealand v Australia....would ideally suit a drinker
as seat is Block 9 Row W Seat 13 basically just outside the door to the David Heath suite. Price 50.That is actual ticket price.
The only downside though is you will be sat next to me.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #238 on: May 24, 2017, 03:44:04 PM »
Root gone playing at a bouncer.

England 122-3 off 22 overs.

Stokes new man in.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #239 on: May 24, 2017, 05:51:54 PM »
339-6 is a decent effort. Hales whacked them at the start, Morgan in the middle and Moeen at the end.